White Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is a drink beloved by children and adults throughout the winter season--the beverage equivalent of winter comfort food. Everyone seems to have a favorite recipe for hot chocolate, but if you're looking for a new one, try this version of the familiar classic. Made with white chocolate instead of milk chocolate, this white hot chocolate gets its full flavor from the addition of rich heavy cream, whole milk and pure vanilla extract.


Makes 5 Six-Ounce Servings

2 ounces milk chocolate, for garnish

2/3 cup good quality white chocolate, coarsely chopped

3 cups whole milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Peppermint sticks, for garnish

Whipped cream, for garnish

1. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the milk chocolate into curls; set aside.

2. Place white chocolate in a medium heat-proof bowl; set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk and heavy cream. Heat until bubbles begin forming around the edge of the pan, about 4 minutes. Immediately pour the hot mixture over the white chocolate pieces. When the chocolate begins to melt, stir the mixture to combine. Whisk in the vanilla extract. Continue whisking until the mixture develops a light foam on the top.

3. Pour the hot chocolate mixture into serving mugs; garnish with peppermint sticks, whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Recipe found here.

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